Routine care can become urgent if you let it go too long during the pandemic
Friday, June 26, 2020

Many of us are trying to reduce risk for COVID-19 have been staying away from area doctor offices, perhaps even when it’s time to actually get the care we need.

So a word of caution about this, from the team at OrthoCincy, if you have been waiting to see the foot doctor.

Tom Krallman said he’s been waiting weeks to see Dr. Matt Connolly, a podiatrist.

“I have calluses on my feet,” said Krallman. “I've had them for a long time that developed on the outside of my foot. It's like walking on a rock. I can't get to them to try cutting them off but even to take a sandstone in the shower, it's hard to get to my feet. In 1998, my left hip was replaced by the surgeons here. It was called the posterior procedure. In 2008, my right hip was replaced. It was the interior procedure. Well, over the years, this one has dislocated 4 times."

“We’re seeing we’ve stretched the time that we normally see them for more repetitive or routine type problems,” said Dr. Connolly.

Dr. Connolly says some routine problems just need maintenance for better health, but he also wants you to know there are other things they can actually “solve and align better, with braces and insoles or surgery that actually can change the situation and make it better.”